5 things about Balmain creative director Olivier Rousteing


Get to know designer house Balmain's youngest creative director Screen Shot 2016-11-11 at 11.18.29 AM He grew up with a white adoptive family in France. He was adopted at the age of one. Screen Shot 2016-11-11 at 11.15.59 AM He began his career as a designer at Roberto Cavalli, and went on to become the head of the label's women's division. Screen Shot 2016-11-11 at 11.09.09 AM Since his arrival at Balmain, the fashion house has gained 5,6 million followers on instagram. Screen Shot 2016-11-11 at 11.13.11 AM The designer scored the top job at Balmain when he was just 25.Thus, making him the youngest designer to be appointed as creative director of the French label. Screen Shot 2016-11-11 at 11.11.24 AM At 18, he enrolled in law schoolbut he realised he loves fashion more. Screen Shot 2016-11-11 at 11.12.25 AM He legacy at Balmain thus far has been marked by form-fitting silhouettes. This was before he became friends with celebrities like Kim Kardashian. The micromini silhouettes was inspired by his aunt.

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